Cleveland Heights (Ohio) offensive tackle Kyle Dodson has been committed to Wisconsin since the summer, but the Badgers have a fight on their hands to keep the four-star prospect's commitment.
This past weekend, Dodson took an official visit to Ohio State. The Buckeyes have made a strong push for the in-state prospect since Urban Meyer took over as head coach.
"That [visit] went great," Dodson said. "Coach Meyer is a great guy, and that is one of the things that really jumped out. He is really family-oriented and likes to keep his team like a close-knit family. He said he was going to hire one of the best o-line coaches in the country. He said he was interviewing the top guys, but he already has a guy in mind.
Meyer was able to flip the commitments of two of Ohio State's official visitors this past weekend. Dodson is still committed to Wisconsin, but the trip has him considering his options.
"As of now I'm still committed to Wisconsin, but I'm thinking about Ohio State," Dodson said. "My friends at school all want me to go to Ohio State. My family wants me to just do whatever is best for me. They don't really care about all the hype, they just care about me being happy."
Dodson received in-home visits from coaches at Ohio State and Wisconsin this week. Wisconsin offensive line coach Bob Bostad and area recruiter DelVaughn Alexander were in-home with Dodson on Wednesday.
"They just really wanted to come and meet my grandma, talk to my grandma and watch me work out," Dodson said. "[Grandma] has a great feel for them."
Whether or not Dodson remains a Wisconsin commitment or decides to sign with another program will not be determined for several weeks at least. He has set two more official visits and is considering a third.
"I'm going to Auburn tomorrow," Dodson said. "I want to see how deep their depth chart is, see about the Criminal Justice program they have and just take a magnifying glass look.
"I'll be visiting USC also. I'm going out there in January, probably the 13th."
Dodson has already taken his official visit to Wisconsin. He said he was likely to officially visit a fifth school and said it would probably be either Michigan or Michigan State receiving that last trip, after which he will consider his options.
"I think I might [decide] after all my visits are done with, or maybe on Signing Day," Dodson said.
Kyle Dodson is ranked as the No. 174 overall player in the country and the nation's No. 20 offensive tackle. He will be participating in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 7.